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Amendment To Appoint A Chancellor Gets Edge Over Elected Chancellor Coming Out Of Committee

Earlier this week Senator Joe Miller’s SCR4028, which would have created a board of regents consisting of the governor, the superintendent of public schools and the ag commissioner to oversee the university system, was voted down but not without members of the Senate expressing a desire for that sort of reform. Now there are two

Minutes Show Student "No Confidence" Votes Politically Motivated

Various student government groups around the state are working very hard to promote the idea that there is some sort of a student uprising against embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. Frankly, I’ve been a little skeptical. Most of these student governments are a bit of a joke. Very few students actually vote to elect those serving

What's The Future Of Gun Control In A Society That Can Print Out Firearms?

Home manufacturing, made possible by 3D printers, may be the proverbial “wave of the future.” And it may well make gun control policy obsolete: Cody Wilson, like many Texan gunsmiths, is fast-talkin’ and fast-shootin’—but unlike his predecessors in the Lone Star State, he’s got 3D printing technology to help him with his craft. Wilson’s nonprofit

ND House Votes For Stronger Voter ID Law, Kills Democrat Ethics And Transparency Bills

In less than an hour the North Dakota House voted on ten bills related to voting, campaigns and legislative ethics. I’m glad Republicans voted in tougher voter ID laws, and voted to move up campaign disclosure dates, but I think they may have made a real mistake in not approving at least a couple of

Obamacare About To Screw The Young

Younger Americans are out of work, struggling with student loan debt and shackled to unpayable amounts of tax obligations to massive entitlement programs created by the generations which went before them. And now Obamacare is set to give them a nice, hard kick in the pants. State and federal officials and the health care industry

Heitkamp Still Sending Mixed Signals On Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. She didn’t really have much of interest to say – generic pleadings for working togetherness, etc., etc. – but on gun control she was downright confusing. “Are you willing to sign on to some of the reforms that Vice President Biden and President

Interview: Former Congressman Rick Berg Talks Fiscal Cliff, His Senate Race Loss And His Future In ND

“At the end of a legislative session, if you ask people if they’re going to run for the legislature again and they say yes then they’re not a good legislator,” former Rep. Rick Berg told me during our interview in response to a question about his future political career. Berg said he’s “excited to get

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